Sunday, October 24, 2010

Debbie Halvorson sign defaced on Route 45 near Manteno

Halvorson sign defaced on Rt. 45 near Manteno, Illinois.

This is ridiculous.  The elections are obviously very highly contested this year, but it is wrong to deface or destroy anyone else's property, period.  We have received reports from numerous other campaigns in the area that signs were stolen, knocked-down, or otherwise tampered with.

Is this the work of a few bad apples?  Teenagers having "fun"?  Maybe.

The point is regardless of how you are going to vote in the election, we are all citizens of this area and need to do our part to maintain law and order.

Nick Been--Republican Candidate for the Illinois 79th Representative District--"The Status Quo has to go"

Check out this video of Nick Been--Republican candidate for the Illinois 79th State Rep District.  Been is running against incumbent Democrat Lisa Dugan and Green Party candidate George Ochsenfeld.

Watch the video where Nick explains his position on taxes and business in Illinois:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Adam Baumgartner, Republican candidate for State Senate, 40th Distirct

Adam Baumgartner explained why he is running for the Illinois State Senate during the Tax Town Hall held by Adam Baumgartner and Nick Been.  The 40th State Senate District includes parts of Cook, Will, Kankakee, and Iroquois County.  Baumgartner's opponent is Democrat Toi Hutchinson.

Video where Adam Baumgartner explains why is running for State Senate and some of his positions:

Watch Debbie Halvorson and Adam Kinzinger debate

In case you missed Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and Republican Candidate Adam Kinzinger's debate, you can watch a video of  the debate provided by the Ottawa Delivered Website.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

US Senator Dick Durbin to be in Kankakee area Monday, October 18th

US Senator Dick Durbin will be in the Kankakee are Monday, October 18th.

US Senator Dick Durbin is holding a rally for State Senator Toi Hutchinson Monday, October 18th at 6 pm in Bradley, Illinois.

For more information on the Early Vote Rally, visit 
Senator Hutchinson's website.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Debbie Halvorson believes no family farm or small business should ever be lost due to estate tax

Responding to a recent willcountynewsviewpoints post, Greg Bales--New Media Director for Debbie Halvorson for Congress--provided Congresswoman Halvorson's position on the estate tax--

"Congresswoman Halvorson believes that no family farm or small business should ever be lost because of the estate tax. That is why she is proud to co-sponsor H.R. 3905 the Estate Tax Relief Act.  

This bipartisan bill raises the estate tax exemption level from $3.5 million to $5 million and indexes the exemption level to inflation, which would prevent the estate tax from hitting small businesses and family farms. 

The legislation also reduces the top estate tax rate from 45% to 35%. These changes are phased in over 10 years to minimize the impact on the deficit. 

Congresswoman Halvorson believes that Congress should act on this legislation immediately in order to prevent the estate tax rate from rising back to 55% in 2011. "

With an exemption of 5 million and a hypothetical family farm of 300 acres which is valued at 10,000 an acre, that farm could be passed down without any inheritance tax because the 300 X 10,000 is 3,000,000, which is obviously under the proposed 5 million exemption.  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halvorson and Kinzinger to debate tomorrow

Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and Republican challenger Adam Kinzinger will participate in a debate tomorrow, October 12, 2010, at Illinois State University.

The debate will take place from 6-8 pm at the Bone Student Center-Brown Ballroom.

The race between the two for the Illinois 11th Congressional seat has been heated. 

If you want to listen to the debate, it will be streamed live by Bloomington radio station WJBC at